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How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

Landscape Photography

The Burning Heart of a Bodhisattva

On the 55th anniversary of Thich Quang Duc's self-immolation, Edward Tick shares what he has learned from his pilgrimages to the site of the famous …

‘No Laughing or Screaming Allowed’ Is a Fast-Paced Storytelling Game That Will Have Everyone In Stitches

It's a tension-breaking, attitude-melter for a really crappy day.<p>“No Laughing or Screaming Allowed” is a hilarious storytelling game (and exercise in …

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

‘The Handwriting Game’ Tricks Kids Into Practicing Their Penmanship

Even better, it's a perfect rainy day time-killer.<p>‘The Handwriting Game’ is a fun (and funny) rainy day penmanship contest in which kids compete to …

Earth is a desert planet compared to these ocean worlds in the solar system

NASA<p><b>Earth seems to have a huge water supply, but it's relatively dry compared to other ocean worlds.</b>• <b><br>Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa has about twice</b> …

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Beyond the Milky Way: The sublime beauty of our galactic neighbors

In 1888 an amateur astronomer in England named Isaac Roberts captured a groundbreaking image. This long-exposure photograph taken at Roberts' home …

Universe

2018 March 14 - Night Sky Highlights: March to May

<b>Night Sky Highlights: March to May</b> <b><br>Illustration Credit & Copyright:</b> Universe2go.com<p><b>Explanation:</b> What might you see in the night sky over the next few …

5 Free E-Books on Nature Photography That Will Help You Capture Better Photos of Nature

We've all seen wonderful photos of nature and it's very likely that you've even photographed some. Nature photography encompasses a wide range of …

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

How To Move From Rumination To Healthy Emotional Processing

Have you ever found yourself obsessing over something negative that's happened to you, and getting more and more upset, but feeling unable to let it …

How to Handle Preschooler Potty Talk and When to Just Ignore It

The potty is a huge deal for preschoolers, so sometimes they need to laugh about it.<p>One of the more disconcerting moments of parenthood is when a …

A Soup Diet Can Jump-Start Your Weight Loss — If You Do It Right

There’s a science-backed, all-you-care-to-eat diet that helps some folks lose nine pounds in a single week — and that’s not even the best part. We’ve …

Nutrition

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Self-improvement

The letter this 27-year-old woman wrote before she died will move you to tears

And it'll help you to put things in perspective.<p>As a young person, it's entirely natural to feel invincible. Like you'll live forever. The concept of death - even being an old person - feels so alien that you rarely consider it . Your own mortality gets brushed to one side, almost as though it …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

How to make your kids smarter in 10 scientific steps

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But what makes …

Spectacular Photos of Space: See Our View of the Universe

Unveiling The Universe<p>NASA/ESA/The Hubble Heritage Team<p><b>The human species is ever-changing and so is our view of the universe.</b><p>By Jeffrey Kluger<p>It’s …

Astronomy

A Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor Shootout: Can You Tell the Difference?

Do you think you can tell the difference between full frame and crop sensor photos of the same scene and subject? Photographer Manny Ortiz did a …

Misinformation And Judgments About Bed-Sharing Need To Go Night-Night

Her photo and message remind parents to trust their instincts and ignore bad advice<p>Australian mom Peta Tuck recently shared an image that shows the …

Parenting

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

Say goodbye to summer: Seven maps that explain the autumnal equinox

Fall begins Friday, on the autumnal equinox, when the sun's direct rays beat down directly over the equator. It's the halfway point between the longest and shortest days of the year — the beginning of the "dark half" of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Dusk is arriving noticeably earlier, and …

Astronomy

You Never Think Your Child Will Be An Addict

September 20, 1996 — 21 years ago today — I met my son Mishka Cesar after a 14-hour labor ending in a C-section delivery. On February 20, 2014, …

Mental Health

Top 10 Washington State Attractions

Washington State's top attractions are all outstanding and will provide memories that will stick with you for a lifetime. The state of Washington is …

Learn How to Think Like Einstein

Albert Einstein is widely considered one of the smartest people who ever lived, significantly impacting our understanding of the world around us. His …

The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State

Think of this as your starting point to the most epic cross-country trip ever.<p>If you've ever done a road trip across the U.S., you've probably stepped away thinking: How can <i>one country</i> look like that? No state is the same, and each has its stars, the kind of sights that make you catch your breath …

Top Travel Destinations across United States of America USA

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. <i><br>- Robert Louis Stevenson</i><p>All the pathos …

United States

This Site Helps You Plan a Spontaneous Trip Around Your Budget

If you’re looking to use some vacation days, but you’re not sure where you want to go, travel booking site <b></b>Wander lets you search based on your …

Travel